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Nearsightedness develops when kids with specific gene read a lot

Nearsightedness develops when kids with specific gene read a lot | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Kids who carry a certain gene variant are likely to become nearsighted if they read for more than 1 hour a day, scientists suggest.
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I Spent All Day Eavesdropping at Drybar. Here's What I Learned.

I Spent All Day Eavesdropping at Drybar. Here's What I Learned. | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Why blowouts are such a big business in Washington.
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Pancreatic Cancer Blood Test May Enable Early Detection

Pancreatic Cancer Blood Test May Enable Early Detection | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Researchers at Tampa’s Moffitt Cancer Center say they may have made a breakthrough in fighting this highly deadly disease.
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Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra pack the house, and the ears (review)

Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra pack the house, and the ears (review) | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Jazz legend Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Saturday treated a packed lawn and pavilion at Blossom Music Center to an abundance of riches including the trumpeter's own "Swing Symphony."
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Appalachian Trail Partying Angers Longtime Hikers

Appalachian Trail Partying Angers Longtime Hikers | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
"I wanted the solitude. I wanted to experience nature"
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As Hikers Celebrate on Appalachian Trail, Some Ask: Where Will It End?

As Hikers Celebrate on Appalachian Trail, Some Ask: Where Will It End? | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Faced with increasing crowds and partylike behavior by a few, officials are threatening to reroute the Appalachian Trail so that it does not end atop Maine’s highest peak.
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Steve Goss exit interview: the ‘Velvet Voice’ retires with his head held high | Radio and TV Talk

Steve Goss exit interview: the ‘Velvet Voice’ retires with his head held high | Radio and TV Talk | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
By RODNEY HO/ rho@ajc.com, originally filed Saturday, August 29, 2015

Since Steve Goss announced his pending retirement from Atlanta radio after 36 years, he said his emotions have been all over the map.


"It's gone between euphoria and 'Is this the...
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How bad traffic really is in Atlanta and the costs - Atlanta Business Chronicle

How bad traffic really is in Atlanta and the costs - Atlanta Business Chronicle | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Atlanta drivers must add 52 hours each year to rush-hour commutes due to traffic.
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What's Wrong With a Little Free Library?

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All over America, people have put small "give one, take one" book exchanges in front of their homes. Then they were told to tear them down.
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The New York Times Ponders An Emerging Teacher Shortage

The New York Times Ponders An Emerging Teacher Shortage | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Motoko Rich of The New York Times wrote a feature article for today's print edition on the looming teacher shortage and the nationwide scramble to fill available teaching positions.  Predictions of...
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Mother With Advanced Cancer Finds Hope in New Kind of Trial

Mother With Advanced Cancer Finds Hope in New Kind of Trial | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
"Basket studies" can look at treatment for multiple different kinds of cancer.
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Second Cancers Are on the Rise; 1 in 5 US Cases Is a Repeat

Second Cancers Are on the Rise; 1 in 5 US Cases Is a Repeat | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Second cancers are on the rise. Nearly 1 in 5 new cases in the U.S. now involves someone who has had the disease before. When doctors talk about second cancers, they mean a different tissue type or a different site, not a recurrence or spread of the original tumor. Judith Bernstein of...
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New poll on public schools: Americans wary of testing, vouchers and Common Core | Get Schooled

New poll on public schools: Americans wary of testing, vouchers and Common Core | Get Schooled | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
In its 47th Annual Poll of Public Attitudes toward Public Schools, the PDK/Gallup Poll released today found the recurring contradiction that while Americans harbor misgivings about public education in general, they give their local schools high marks.

The poll found other contradictions; Americans are skeptical of Common Core at the same time they cite academic standards as one of the five biggest problems facing schools in their community.

While respondents agree there is too much focus...
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Natasha Trethewey To Debut Poem At Decatur Book Festival

Natasha Trethewey To Debut Poem At Decatur Book Festival | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The former poet laureate of the United States has been a keynote headliner at the AJC Decatur Book Festival. On Friday, Natasha Trethewey will precede the
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They spent 17.9 billion hours yearly caring for loved ones. She thought they could use a vacation.

They spent 17.9 billion hours yearly caring for loved ones. She thought they could use a vacation. | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
She could do anything she wanted with the money. This is what she chose.
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Moffitt makes important steps toward developing a blood test to catch pancreatic cancer early

Moffitt makes important steps toward developing a blood test to catch pancreatic cancer early | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Florida Pancreas Collaborative
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The Fight Against Blood Diamonds Continues

The Fight Against Blood Diamonds Continues | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
It's been 15 years since the global crackdown. But the industry is still tainted by conflict and misery
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When big government can’t get out of its own way | Kyle Wingfield

When big government can’t get out of its own way | Kyle Wingfield | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
 



The shocking news came over a year ago: American veterans were dying by the dozens as they languished on lengthy waiting lists, while Veterans Administration staff falsified records to hide the problem. Almost as shocking, Congress acted within four months of the first news reports about deaths of veterans waiting for care from...
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Unearthed 'E.T.' Atari Games Sell for $108,000 at Auction

Unearthed 'E.T.' Atari Games Sell for $108,000 at Auction | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Nearly 900 cartridges from urban legend-proving Alamogordo, New Mexico excavation are sold
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Health care plan for teachers, state employees face shortfalls

Two weeks after being told their premiums would decline, more than 600,000 teachers, state employees, retirees and their dependents found out Thursday their health care plan faces a major shortfall that could have major consequences.
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MI in a Young Female?

MI in a Young Female? | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Heart attack in a young woman can be caused by sudden coronary artery dissection (SCAD), a condition associated with several underlying pathologies.
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Wondering If I Hastened a Patient's Death

Wondering If I Hastened a Patient's Death | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
At the very least, I was guilty of that act of hubris of which oncologists are often accused: giving chemotherapy to a person only days before his death.
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Katrina Survivor Clung to Trees as Husband Was Swept Away

Katrina Survivor Clung to Trees as Husband Was Swept Away | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Diane Brugger lost her husband, her home and her business to Katrina.
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Why Windows 95 Was a Game-Changer for Computer Users

Why Windows 95 Was a Game-Changer for Computer Users | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Windows 95, the operating system update that changed the way millions of people interacted with their computers, was released 20 years ago today.
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Georgian killed in suicide bombing was ‘father of the year’

Georgian killed in suicide bombing was ‘father of the year’ | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The former Floyd County deputy killed Saturday in a suicide car bombing worked a dangerous job in Afghanistan to provide for his three daughters, Sheriff Tim Burkhalter said.
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